• Nature Notes,  Victor's Wonderful Wildlife Wednesday

    Bee-Flies

    I was in the garden getting some flowers when I saw a type of fly which looked just like a bee. It had a very long tongue and it was flying to a flower sticking its tongue into the flowers to get the nectar. I recorded this video to show you what I saw. I searched it up on the…

  • Nature Notes,  Victor's Wonderful Wildlife Wednesday

    Our new writer!

    I’d like to introduce you to our new writer, Victor, our youngest son; who will be sharing a weekly post ‘Victor’s Wonderful Wildlife Wednesday’ documenting different aspects of wildlife in the churchyard. Now that we find ourselves home schooling this is a wonderful opportunity for some creative ways of learning! I hope that you enjoy seeing Spring unfurl in the…

  • News

    Some more changes…

    We are now be closed until further notice. Looking on the positive side, we will hopefully have more time available to get some Church jobs done! We’ll keep in touch. Take care and see you soon x

  • News

    Some changes…

    In a week that has seen huge change just about everywhere, we have needed to make some changes to our public access due to the coronavirus outbreak; whilst still providing a friendly smile! We will be maintaining our usual opening hours, Fridays 12-3 pm and the first Sunday of the month 1-4 pm for as long as it is possible.…

  • Maesgwasted Cemetery looking towards Christ Church
    Christ Church Living,  History & Architecture

    ‘John the Pole’

    With living in the middle of a churchyard, we are often asked to help locate a grave and it is always a pleasure to assist. We were recently contacted by a gentleman from a Polish Soldier’s Memorial organisation, Polskie Miejsca Pamieci, who was researching the story of ‘John the Pole’. He had very little information to go on other than…

  • History & Architecture,  News,  WW1 Memorials

    WW1 stories

    In addition to the promotional video for the Welshpool WW1 Walk (see previous post), we were also filmed sharing a couple of the stories of the WW1 memorials in the churchyard. Powys War Memorials Project created several WW1 Stories films in other Powys towns which are very interesting so do look out for those. The story of Joseph Ithel Jehu…

  • History & Architecture,  News,  WW1 Memorials

    Welshpool WW1 Walk

    We’re honoured to be included in the new Welshpool WW1 Walk compiled by the Powys War Memorial Project. The trail takes you around Welshpool highlighting places and buildings that have a connection to the First World War. The walk incorporates the churchyard and our Poppy Trail (a leaflet of which is available inside the church or you can download it…

  • Christ Church Living,  The House

    Perspectives

    It is always a delight to show friends and family around the House/Church as there are always new things to show them as we progress, allbeit slowly! It’s a real bonus when they snap a few photos along the way and share them with you, as you get to see the familiar in a whole new way. A big thank…

  • Restoration

    Watertight

    We could not have been more blessed this week with perfect weather to strip a roof. The north aisle roof is now watertight after a great week’s work by Henry Powell Roofing Contractors of Oswestry. And while it is scaffolded there are lots of other repairs and maintanence jobs we can finally get done over the coming weeks, not least…

  • Christ Church Living,  The House

    Just one wall…

    The wall that divides the House from the Nave has for some years remained in a rather unfinished state and a little reminissent of a theatre set, plastered and painted on one side and joists exposed on the other. Over the past few weeks Plasterers have been here working their magic and have finished the ‘just one wall!’ as it…